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Publication numberUS908069 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 29, 1908
Filing dateSep 14, 1907
Priority dateSep 14, 1907
Publication numberUS 908069 A, US 908069A, US-A-908069, US908069 A, US908069A
InventorsJohn Bretz Jr
Original AssigneeJohn Bretz Jr
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Badge.
US 908069 A
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" J. BRETZ, JR.

Patented Dec. 29, '1908.

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JOHN BRETZ, .TR., OF YOUNGSTOWN, onro.

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Specification of Letters Patent. 7 Application filed September 14, 1907. Serial No. 392,905.

Patented Dec. 29, 1908.

To all whom it may concern: 1

Be it known that I, JOHN BRETZ, Jr., a citizen of the United States, residing at Youngse town, in the county of Mahoning, State of Ohio, have invented certain new'and useful Im rovements in Badges; and I do hereby dec are the following to be a full, clear, and

exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

The present invention has reference to badges and it aims generally-to provide an exceedingly simple, attractive, and iI18X- pensive device of the class designed especially for campaign purposesp More particularly, however, the invention resides 1n the provision of a lapel carried badge including a sliding curtain held normally in lowered position, as'as to cover the portrait of the candidate which is fitted in or printed upon the body of the badge, the f raised. M

The invention further consists in the particular construction, combination, and arrangement of parts, all as hereinafter fully described, specifically claimed, and illus trated in the accompanying drawings, in which like parts are designated by correportrait being disclosed when the curtain is sponding reference numerals in the several views.

Of the said drawings, Figure 1 is a front elevation of the badge, with the curtain partly raised. Fig. 2 is a rear elevation partly in section. .Fi s3 and 4 are respectively, longitudina and transverse sec tions through Fig. 1.

In its practical embodiment, thebadge comprises a celluloid shell consisting of front and rear sections 5 and 6, respectively, held in spaced relation to each other by means of strips 7, so as to provide a chamber between sai sections. The spacing strips, which are preferably constructed ofsheet tin, are disposed adjacent to and parallel with the vertical ed es of the shell and may be secured to the shel sections in any desired manner.

' The sections themselves are stamped from sheet celluloid and are continuously connected at their edges, the opposite ends of said sections being rounded, so that the finished shell is approximately oval-shaped, the lower edges of the spacing strips being likewise curved in conformity therewith.

front section is provided with an oval opening 8 through which the ortrait of the sectlons'may be visible. The portrait, however, is normally hidden by a curtain 10 which slides within the chamber and is held in lowered position by an elastic strap 11 which is connected at opposite ends to the ends of a wire 12 secured to the lower edge ofthe curtain, the strap being attached intermediate its ends to a pin 13 which passes through the meeting lower ends of the strips. The length of the wire 12 is such that its opposite ends extend through longitudinal slots or grooves 14 which are formed in the inner sides of the spacing strips and serve as guides, said slots terminating at their lower ends slightly below the opening 8 so as to permit the curtain, when lowered, to completely cover the portrait. r The curtain is raised against the action of the elastic straps by means of a cord15 which is secured at its upper end to a wire 16 attached to the upper edge of the curtain, and passes downwardly between the card 9 and the rear shell section 6, extending through an opening in the lower end of the shell adjacent the pin 13, the curtain, in its movement from one position to the other, traveling over a wire 17 disposed transversely of the shell and having its ends passing through openings formed through the s acing strips 7 in alinement with the slots 14. Iii will therefore be apparent that the curtain normally hides the portrait, but may be raised so as to disclose thesame by the application of downward pressure to the cord 15, the curtain returning to its normal position when the pressure is removed.

The outer face of the curtain preferably bears some such inscription as Vote for or Our choice etc.

The badge is wornupon the lapel of a coat,

and may be held in place thereon either by a pin or by a button, as preferred.

While the badge is designed for campaign purposes, it is to be understood that it may e utilized with equal facility as an advertising medium.

What is claimed is v 1. The combination, in a badge, of a shell including connected front and rear sections; spacing strips interposed between said sections to hold the latter in spaced relation to each other and provide a chamber, each spacing strip having a longitudinal slot formed in one side thereof; a printedcard disposed Within the chamber, the-frontsection being provided with a sight-opening directly opposite the printing; a curtain movable within the chamber between the card and *the front-section; wires secured to the opposite ends of the curtain, one of the wires having its ends extending into the slots in said spacing strips; an elastic member connected with the last mentioned member, for holding the curtain in one position, to cover the printing on said card; and a cord secured to the wire, for moving the curtain against the action of said elastic member to disclose the printing.

2. The combination, in a badge, of a shell including connected front and rear sections; spacing strips interposed between said sec tions, to hold the latter in spaced relation to each other and provide a chamber, each spacing strip having a longitudinal slot formed in one side thereof, and an opening formed through its upper end in alinement wit-hsaid slot; a rinted card'disposed with- "in-the chamber, t 1e front section being provide'd witha sight opening directly opposite the printing; a wire disposed transversely within the chamber and having its ends fitted 1n the openings 1n the spaclng strips; a

curtain movable within said chamber between the card and the front section, said curtain passing over said wire; wires secured to the opposite ends of the curtain, the lower curtain-wire having its ends extending into the slots in said spacing strias; an elastic member connected with said ower curtainwire, for normally holding the curtain in one position, to cover the printing on said card; and a cord secured to the upper curtain-wire, for moving the curtain against the action of said elastic member, to disclose the )rinting. In testimony whereof, I allix my slgnature, in presence of two witnesses.

JOHN BRETZ, J W'itnesses:

AARON ESTERLY, Row. 0. KIELING.

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Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationA44C3/001